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Minehunters overcome rough seas and long distance to join Republic of Korea exercise

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Alexandra Rayner (author), LEUT Anthony Martin (author), Unknown (photographer)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea. (photo: Unknown)

Members of HMAS Huon Ship’s Company mix with officers and sailors from the Republic of Korea Navy while participating in Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

After the longest transit ever completed by Australian Minehunters, HMA Ships Gascoyne and Huon have contributed to Multi-National Navy Mine Warfare Exercise 2018 (MNMIWEX) in the Republic of Korea.

The First Lady receives a final makeover

Published on by MIDN Ayla Williams (author), ABIS Richard Cordell (photographer)

File image: HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.  (photo: ABIS Richard Cordell)

File image: HMAS Success sails south towards Busselton, Western Australia, during Exercise OCEAN EXPLORER 17.

HMAS Success (II) has completed her final External Maintenance Period (EMP) alongside Fleet Base East after her South East Asia, Indo Pacific Endeavour 18 and Exercise RIMPAC deployment, and prior to her planned decommissioning in 2019.

Australia and United States share data using Cooperative Engagement Capability

Published on by Department of Defence (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

File image: HMAS Hobart sails into Sydney Harbour on completion of her Mariner Skills Evaluation period, October 2017. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

File image: HMAS Hobart sails into Sydney Harbour on completion of her Mariner Skills Evaluation period, October 2017.

In a first for our respective navies, HMAS Hobart (III) has successfully tested a communications capability, proving her ability to share sensor information and real-time combat system data with the United States Navy.

HMAS Broome hosts special guests for sea ride

Published on by SBLT Max Logan (author), POIS James Whittle (photographer)

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran, AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory sits in the Commanding Officer's chair on the bridge of HMAS Broome, in company with the Commanding Officer HMAS Broome, Lieutenant Commander Robert Lewis, RAN. (photo: POIS James Whittle)

Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O'Halloran, AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory sits in the Commanding Officer's chair on the bridge of HMAS Broome, in company with the Commanding Officer HMAS Broome, Lieutenant Commander Robert Lewis, RAN.

Armidale Class patrol boat HMAS Broome sailed with some special guests recently for a day at sea in the Top End.

US Navy says RAN’s new Destroyers strengthen a close friendship

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author), POIS Paul Berry (photographer), LSIS James McDougall (photographer)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra. (photo: POIS Paul Berry)

United States Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral John Richardson, (left)salutes Australia's Federation Guard with Chief of the Navy Australia, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan, AO, RAN, at Russell Offices in Canberra.

The United States Chief of Naval Operations has ended his visit to Australia, praising the Royal Australian Navy for its regional leadership and complimenting Navy for its game-changing new capabilities.

Centre for Innovation continues to push boundaries with new technology

Published on by LEUT Ben Willee (author), ABIS Kieren Whiteley (photographer)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician James Taylor, scans a ceremonial cannon trigger assembly using the Artec 3D scanner at the Centre for Innovation, Fleet Base East, Sydney. (photo: ABIS Kieren Whiteley)

Royal Australian Navy sailor, Leading Seaman Electronics Technician James Taylor, scans a ceremonial cannon trigger assembly using the Artec 3D scanner at the Centre for Innovation, Fleet Base East, Sydney.

Navy is moving positively in the direction of being able to manufacture specific spare parts onboard ships to facilitate repairs at sea.

HMAS Stirling personnel tackle Cape to Cape trek

This article has photo gallery Published on by LSIS Kylie Jagiello (author and photographer)

Personnel from HMAS Stirling complete the final stretch of the Cape to Cape track at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.  (photo: LSIS Kylie Jagiello)

Personnel from HMAS Stirling complete the final stretch of the Cape to Cape track at Cape Leeuwin, Western Australia.

Twenty-one personnel from HMAS Stirling have participated in a 135 kilometre Cape to Cape trek to promote the benefits of healthy lifestyles, teamwork and resilience within the Navy community.

Navy Flying Instructor recognised for outstanding results

Published on by PO Corey Wright (author), Department of Defence (photographer)

COMTRAIN, Commodore Justin Jones, presents the 2017 Instructor of the Year On-the-Job award to Lieutenant Stuart Marshman. (photo: Department of Defence)

COMTRAIN, Commodore Justin Jones, presents the 2017 Instructor of the Year On-the-Job award to Lieutenant Stuart Marshman.

A fifteen-year Navy veteran has received an unexpected visit from Commodore Training who rounded off the surprise with the presentation of an award.

Gascoyne scales new heights forging friendships

Published on by LEUT Anthony Martin (author and photographer)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima. (photo: LEUT Tony Martin)

The combined mountain climb team from HMAS Gascoyne and JMSDF Yugeshima.

The crew from RAN Minehunter HMAS Gascoyne have demonstrated endurance and fitness joining with a team from host ship JMSDF Yugeshima to climb Mount Noro in Kure Prefecture Japan.

Surprise family reunion on the high seas

Published on by MIDN Chloe Reay (author), ABCSO Christopher Lloyd (photographer)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son. (photo: ABCSO Christopher Lloyd)

SMNBM Corey Cheeseman and WO Stephen Cheeseman - a surprise reunion between father and son.

Serving members of the Navy and their loved ones know all too well that they are often called upon to sacrifice family time in the service of their nation.